Ann Marie McQueen of the Ottawa Sun was on hand at a round of media interviews Avril Lavigne did before her SuperEx show on Wednesday. In talking about her break-out success, Avril said, “I always believed in myself and knew this would happen. I was so determined.”
MTV World Premiered Avril Lavigne
August 21, 2002 – Contributed by KrazyFlip: MTV World Premiered Avril Lavigne’s latest video ‘Sk8er Boi’ today 8/20 after TRL. She was rockin in the video and of course she had a Sk8er Boi featured in the video who she keeps on whispering ‘he’s so hot.’ If you missed ‘Making The Video’ for it, you can catch repeats (Aug. 21 – 7:30pm, Aug. 22 – 10:00am, Aug. 23 – 12:30pm). She will also be on TRL this Thursday to premiere her video.
Britney Spears Holds Off Elvis, Avril Lavigne Falls Again
August 20, 2002 – Contributed by jimmyp: This weeks Lycos 50 is out and Britney Spears #5 holds off Elvis Presley #6 whose fans celebrated the King’s death 25 years ago at a gathering in Graceland last week. Another tumble for Avril Lavigne who fell 8 spots #24 and is now even behind Eminem #19 and just one spot ahead of Latin superstar Shakira #25. Other music stars to land on the list Jennifer Lopez at #37 and Nelly at #44. The full list at Lycos.com has since been removed.
Fan Admiration Is ‘The Coolest Thing’ For Avril Lavigne
August 20, 2002 – MTV News caught up with Avril Lavigne who has been having a tough time with her busy schedule, but she says the admiration she gets from fans make the effort worthwhile. “It’s the coolest thing when chick fans come up to me and tell me that I’ve been so inspiring to them,” she said, beaming. “When fans come up to me and say that kind of stuff, it just puts a smile on my face that’s very irreplaceable.” Read more.
Becoming Avril Lavigne Behind The Scenes
August 19, 2002 – Contributed by KrazyFlip:
MTV did their first ever auditioning of their hit show “Becoming” in Canada, featuring the one and only sk8er girl herself Avril Lavigne. Hundreds of fans dressed up as Avril auditioned and sang some of her songs hoping to be picked as the winner. The winner will then remake the video “Complicated”. Becoming Avril Lavigne will air soon so watch out Canadian fans!